Vote for the Bobby McGee’s

UPDATE: Voting closed. Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote.

I’ve been dragged from my Christmas break to bring you an important announcement.

The Bobby McGee’s are one of the contenders for Xfm’s New Music Award and need your help to get through to the shortlist phase.

Go to this page and write in:

First Choice Artist-
The Bobby McGees

First Choice Album-
L’Appropriation Bourgoisie De La Bobby McGees

You don’t need to log in or anything annoying like that. And you can vote once for each email address you have (I’ve already voted three times).

You need to vote for three – the contenders are here. If you can’t be arsed wading through them, the other known ukers on the list are:

Florence And The Machine – Lungs
(Hear them doing Postcards from Italy)
Tom Allalone & The 78s – Major Sins Pt. 1
(Hear them doing Casillero Del Diablo)

You’ve got until Friday to cast your vote.

More from the Bobby McGee’s

Learn Ukulele with the Bobby McGee’s
Forever and a Day (Chords)
Bobby McGee’s Interview

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  1. Craig Robertson January 11th, 2010 5:19 pm

    Vote for Jim and El. I did, but I’m not sure an American vote counts. I like their stuff a lot…even if I couldn’t really see us playing on the same bill together.

  2. Armelle January 11th, 2010 7:40 pm

    Somebody able to come up with an album title such as L’Appropriation Bourgoisie De La Bobby McGees definitely deserves a vote :)

  3. karl January 12th, 2010 7:47 am

    How’s the bed? And how’s the blood?

  4. Jimmy January 12th, 2010 2:40 pm

    Voted. I do love my Bobby McGee’s, although where’s that free loot I supposedly won in that competition?

  5. mictoboy January 12th, 2010 4:45 pm

    let’s hope not too many other bands are employing similar shenanigans ‘MOAN THE MCGEES! :)

  6. L.Bo Marie January 12th, 2010 4:59 pm

    phew…. Jan 22nd was seeming pretty far away. I’m glad they let you out for a moment…. swiss blood…is that as good as swiss chocolate?

  7. LonnaB January 12th, 2010 5:34 pm

    Glad you changed the post and got rid of the b l o o d reference. I’m one of those types that will pass out at the mere mention…

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

  8. JCMcGee January 12th, 2010 10:20 pm

    Thank you guys! Please keep voting!

    We have no way of winning this….some of the other bands have million dollar record companies behind them….we recorded the album ourselves in a shed that we built and kitted out ourselves and had it released for us by the lovely tiny wee record label CHERRYADE which is basically a blind girl and her boyfriend in a bedroom in Manchester…no way unless every beardy git in the UK votes for us & every ukulele player in the world!!!!

    Jimmy…please email me at….I knew there was one I missed! Sorry, we will fix it!

    The album title came from an interview I did with a French/German TV station ARTE….instead of the usual questions about my beard & my fave’ bands they asked “So Jimeeee, how does the relationship you have with your father affect your music?”…and…”How do you feel about the bourgoise appropriation of folk music?”….they were amazing…every time I gave them a daft answer, they just kept filming and asked me again until i was honest!

  9. Ryan January 13th, 2010 4:08 pm

    Craig Robertson wrote:
    “…not sure an American vote counts…”

    Voted regardless!

  10. Nick B-C. January 16th, 2010 10:50 pm

    …Done the Buisness…

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